Ferrer leads the head to heads 4-1. Their most recent match was in last season’s French Open and Ferrer won in straight sets.
I said at the start of the week that players’ motivation would be hard to assess with the French Open next week. I just don’t understand how Ferrer was a set and a break down to Istomin before Istomin retired if he was interested in this tournament. Then yesterday he controlled the match with Garcia Lopez.
Cilic has played better than I expected this week. Delbonis was poor yesterday but Cilic didn’t give him many chances. His serve has been very solid.
Ignoring the French Open effect Ferrer takes this but I think it will be close. Cilic could take a set.
Back Ferrer if he is broken first.